Source: Russian Federation Ministry of Internal Affairs in English
The police division received a statement from the 43-year-old commercial director of a Moscow firm. He reported that, according to his order, a group of workers worked on the facing of buildings. However, in the applicant’s opinion, the amount claimed by the workers was clearly overstated compared to the one originally agreed upon. The foreman together with unidentified persons from among the workers, under the threat of violence, demanded from him an amount of 1.7 million rubles or signing a contract for the specified amount.
As a result of operational search activities, police officers detained the suspect at the transfer of funds. He turned out to be a 43-year-old guest of the city – the foreman of the construction team.
The Investigation Division of the MIA of Russia Division for the Basmanny District initiated a criminal case on the grounds of the crime under Article 163 of the RF Criminal Code “Extortion”. With respect to the suspect, a preventive measure in the form of remand in custody was chosen.